TroubleshootingIf Wicd fails to connect after you install it, make sure that the only entry in your /etc/network/interfaces file is
You can change the contents of this file by pressing alt + f2, then typing
iface lo inet loopback
if you are using Gnome, or replace
gksudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces
kateif you are using KDE. This will allow you to view and edit the /etc/network/interfaces.You can ignore lines that start with
If you are using a desktop environment without a notification area, you can run the Wicd GUI by running
If you are using a desktop environment with a notification area, you can start the tray icon by running
If you are using a desktop environment such as GNOME or KDE, you can start the Wicd GUI by opening the Application menu.
Installing Wicd in Ubuntu
If you are using Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty), Wicd 1.5.9 is in the universe repository, so a simple
sudo apt-get install wicd will do it. If you want the latest version of Wicd when it comes out, though, you'll need to add the Wicd repository. Jaunty users who need to download the Wicd deb package can grab it from Ubuntu's Universe repository.
Non-Jaunty versions of Ubuntu (Intrepid, Hardy, etc) or Jaunty users who want the latest updates will have to add the Wicd repository to the Ubuntu package manager. To open the package manager in Gnome, go to Administration > Synaptic Package Manager. When it appears, go to Settings > Repositories > Third Party Software > Add..., and enter the following line:
where "jaunty" is your version of Ubuntu in lowercase (dapper, edgy, feisty, gutsy, hardy, intrepid, jaunty). You'll also need to add the key used for signing Wicd by running the following command in a terminal:
deb http://apt.wicd.net jaunty extras
Now, click Reload, and wait while the package lists are downloaded. Now, search for "Wicd", and right click on it. Select Install, then press Apply, and Wicd will automatically be downloaded and installed for you. This will also keep you automatically up to date with the latest and greatest version of Wicd. Please note that this will remove network-manager, which is the default GNOME network manager and may cause loss of network connection temporarily.
wget -q http://apt.wicd.net/wicd.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -
Installing Wicd in Debian
Usually, Debian Sid has the latest version of Wicd.
In Debian Lenny, 1.5.9 is a backport, so installing it requires additional work. Add this to
deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports lenny-backports main contrib non-free
Follow this with
apt-get update and then
apt-get -t lenny-backports install wicd.
For those running Debian experimental, 1.6 is in the main repository.
Installing Wicd in Arch LinuxWicd 1.6 is in the extra repository, so all that needs to be done is:
pacman -Sy wicd
It is recommended to take a look at the Arch Wiki page on Wicd for other notes.
Installing Wicd in Fedora
The above RPMs require urwid for wicd-curses. RPMs for it can be found here, under Fedora_XX/YOUR_SYSTEM'S_ARCHITECTURE.
Installing Wicd in Slackware
Wicd 1.5.9 is available in the /extra section of Slackware 12.2 and 18.104.22.168 is available in the /extra section of Slackware 13. However, due to a bug in 22.214.171.124, it is recommended to upgrade to 126.96.36.199.
Installing Wicd in Gentoo
All you need to do is emerge Wicd:
emerge -av wicd
Installing Wicd in OpenSUSE
Installing Wicd in Pardus
Wicd exists in contrib repository. After you have added contrib repository, all you need to do is:
You can also install the package by using Pisi Package Manager.
sudo pisi it wicd
Installing Wicd in Mandriva
RPM packages for Mandriva 2008 and Mandriva 2009 can be found at here.
Installing Wicd in SUSE Enterprise Linux, CentOS, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux
As for the other RPM distros, packages for the most current versions of the above distros can be found here.
Installing Wicd in MOPSLinux
Wicd comes with MOPSLinux. You can install it by running
You can visit the Release page to get the .tar.gz source.